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Best Way To Fill Construction Job Openings In Detroit

Mar 1, 2022 11:15:41 AM / by Larry Julius

Construction companies in Southeast Michigan will need to recruit 8,982 blue-collar workers on top of the normal pace of hiring in 2022 to meet the demands of the current building market. These statistics are based on forecasts from Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), an association comprised primarily of U.S. firms that work in industrial and commercial construction sectors.

"The construction industry desperately needs qualified, skilled craft professionals to build America," said Michael Bellaman, ABC president and CEO. "The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed in November and stimulus from COVID-19 relief will pump billions in new spending into our nation's most critical infrastructure, and qualified craft professionals are essential to efficiently modernize roads, bridges, energy production, and other projects across the country. More regulations and less worker freedom make it harder to fill these jobs."

The construction industry's appetite for new hires in the Detroit area will continue into 2023, according to ABC. It is expected that during that year,  an additional 8,153 blue-collar workers in addition to the normal pace of hiring.

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Employment Advertising: Find 94% Of Qualified Candidates In Detroit

Feb 27, 2020 7:15:31 AM / by Larry Julius

Metro Detroit small business owners need employees...desperately.

According to a report from the National Federation of Independent Business, 26% of small business owners say finding qualified workers is their number one problem. 

The report goes on to say that 88% of small business owners looking to hire new employees are finding there are no qualified candidates.

The historically low unemployment figures in Southeast Michigan appears to be the root cause of local hiring woes. The area's jobless rate stands at 3.7%. There are just not enough qualified workers to go around.

Most small business owners have exhausted the traditional methods of recruitment. These include online job board posts, newspaper ads, referral bonuses, and help wanted signs. All to no avail.

To successfully attract the qualified applicants they yearn for, local small business owners need to command the attention of 'passive' job seekers. The number one source for these candidates is Detroit radio.

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